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1553 Lady Jane
Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, was
proclaimed Queen of England in succession to
explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville
1746 King Philip
V of Spain died.
The Battle of the Monongahela was
Declaration of Independence was read to General
George Washington's troops.
1797 Edmund Burke, British statesman, orator, and
political writer, died.
The first natural gas well in the U.S. was
1816 Argentina declared its
independence from Spain.
Inventor Elias Howe was born.
1828 Painter Gilbert Charles
The territory of the District of Columbia
south of the Potomac River was returned to
Virginia through an Act of Congress.
12th President of the United States, died.
Electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla was born.
Anthropologist Franz Boas was born.
John Blondel patented the doughnut cutter.
The Bell Telephone Company was organized.
1877 The first Wimbledon tennis
championship was held.
The Commonwealth of Australia was
established by the British House of Commons.
novelist Barbara Cartland was born.
surrendered South West Africa to the Union of
1918 The U.S.
Congress created the Distinguished Service Medal.
Supreme Court Justice William R. Day died.
Rumsfeld, businessman and two-time U.S. Secretary
of Defense, was born.
1932 King Gillette, inventor of
the safety razor, died.
Frankford Yellowjackets were sold and
subsequently rechristened the Philadelphia
1938 Actor Brian
Dennehy was born.
1938 U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Benjamin Cardozo died.
Richard Roundtree was born.
Astronaut John H. Casper was born.
The world's largest circus tent caught
fire at Ringling Brother's Barnum & Bailey
second performance, in Hartford, Connecticut; 168
Dean R. Koontz was born.
player O.J. Simpson was born.
Satchel Paige debuted in the
majors, pitching two scoreless innings for
personality John Tesh was born.
1955 Actor Jimmy
Smits was born.
1956 Dick Clark
made his first appearance as host of
1956 Actor Tom Hanks was born.
Chambers, author who accused Alger Hiss of
Delegates from Malaya, Singapore, Sabah, and
Sarawak signed an agreement to establish the
Federation of Malaysia.
Singer Courtney Love was born.
Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme
Actor Fred Savage was born.
Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Jupiter.
Seven people died in a stampede to see
Pope John Paul II in Brazil.
Oliver North admitted to shredding Iran-Contra
journalist Eric Sevareid died.
Melvin Belli died.
1997 Mike Tyson
was banned from boxing for biting Evander
2002 The African
Union was established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2002 Actor Rod Steiger died.
Isabel Sanford died.
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